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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 12, 2019, 01:36:51 PM »
Becki : FYI, the factory used Exhaust hose for the scuppers in the 1988 production. 
I'll guess that's probably their standard for early C34 production?

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 10, 2019, 01:30:47 PM »
Anais : Those "other hoses" that run into the bilge are 1. the emergency manual bilge pump hose 2. the electric bilge pump hose.

The scupper hose is the same size as the exhaust hose (which you probably?) need to change!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Universal M35B steam at 2500 rpm
« on: October 10, 2019, 01:21:05 PM »
Derek : Not surprised!!  You can't tell how long an impeller has been "on the shelf" and dried out!?  I always take my new spare impellers and coat them with silicone spray to keep them nimble. Always check the impeller before installing by bending the blades and looking for cracks.

Also surprised that some of the blades made their way back to the HX.  They usually get stuck in the exhaust water elbow on the pump.  You might also look/pressure flush the hose to the HX for the other missing blades.

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Main Message Board / Re: New Furler Recommendations
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:27:11 PM »
Patches : Look in the Mainsheet tech Note, I wrote an article about installing a Hood 808.
I changed my rigging at the same time and don't recall having any problems installing the Hood unit!!
Still works great!

A thought   :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: water in bilge
« on: October 08, 2019, 02:19:22 PM »
anais : You didn't mention if you have a keel stepped or deck stepped mast?  It could be coming down if the mast it your is keel stepped.
Also most likely is the packing gland.

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Main Message Board / Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« on: October 07, 2019, 03:01:27 PM »
Goef : My opinion still stands!!

In your original picture "in your hand", It is tooo long, no flat side and it has a nearly 90 degree bend!?! 

It's a "homemade something" ?   :?

Main Message Board / Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:44:31 PM »
Goef : It may look like a piece of a cotter pin to you, but it surely does NOT to me.

Your boat - a thought   :cry4`

Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:39:40 PM »
Jim : With a MKII you can do the same!! 
Just disconnect the inlet fuel hose to the Racor.  Put that hose in to a mason jar and turn on the key switch (battery power ON) and go to the glow plug (spring loaded) position for 45+? seconds.  Enough to get all of the fuel out of the line and let the "old bottom" fuel fill and pump into the mason jar! 

A thought   :clap

Main Message Board / Re: Water heater by pass
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:32:52 PM »
Jeff : if this is just for winter?  Then just connect the two HW fresh water hoses together and then blow out the heater itself!!  That simple!

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Main Message Board / Re: Tools, Toolbag and where to keep
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:28:49 PM »
Kevin : I've got spare parts stored in many places about the boat, most of which you have mentioned.
As for tools, I found a "plastic" tool box" that fits under the stove/oven.  Those tools also help with more weight in the starboard side!!

Way back in the early C34 days (1987/88?) I made a diagram in the Mainsheet Tech Notes of a "Loading/Storage  list" for where to store items onboard.   :thumb:

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Main Message Board / Re: MKII Electrical troubleshooting
« on: October 06, 2019, 04:20:52 PM »
Scott : As said by many - "No power to a antenna is necessary"!!!  I'd look at the connection from the mast (anchor, steaming & deck) light connections, especially the ground!!

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Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: October 03, 2019, 03:15:57 PM »
Jim : The pickup tube goes down to about 2 inches above the bottom of the tank.  Then attached to the pickup tube is a piece of 3/8" flexible fuel line about 4" long.  That flex line is what lays on the bottom of the fuel tank.
It's made like that just so it picks up fuel from the very bottom!!

A few thoughts   :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:22:08 PM »
Jim : If you had the MK l fuel pump set up - you could just disconnect the inlet hose to the Racor and turn on the key switch and let the electric fuel pump pump a bit of that bottom fuel into a Mason jar and you could look for the any junk /water in the bottom of the jar!  Very evident!!
The first preflight of the Day always drained fuel from the tanks to look for condensation!!

A thought   :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: MK1 in anchor locker windlass install
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:06:47 PM »
Eric : The answer is NO corrosion!! 
The key to preventing corrosion is a fresh water wash down!!  After pulling up the anchor (in salt water) I would take some fresh water (a qt+. or so?) and immediately flush the windless and the chain. The when back in the slip I would really hose (fresh water) down the anchor well.
I'd leave the anchor well doors open so things could somewhat dry out, until we left the boat.

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Main Message Board / Re: 160 thermostat vrs 180
« on: October 02, 2019, 02:55:07 PM »
Jim : I was in fresh water 1/2 the time and salt water the other half for 15 years.  The 160F is what was always was in there (& still is) with no overheating.  Never noted the difference in performance!!

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